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**THE 6-8:00 TIME SLOT IS NOW FULL** NOTE: PLEASE READ BELOW FIRST!! DO NOT RSVP UNTIL YOU HAVE REGISTERED THROUGH THE FOOD BANK, using this link: https://www.cervistech.com/acts/console.php?console_id=0136&console_type=event then READ DIRECTIONS BELOW: Scroll down to WEDNESDAY - REPACKING / Wed. April[masked] - Select this. Next, click the green "Sign up" button for 6:00 to 8:00PM. Then follow directions to register as a volunteer. ~If you participated in past work sessions, you are already in their system and signing up will go fast! ~Also, it's easy to remove your registration later f you are unable to go. Confirming that you have registered helps me to know who to watch for, so I can meet you all. ~Let me know If you have any problems with the process! Helping out at the Food Bank is fun and rewarding. Volunteers are needed to help sort and repack perishable and nonperishable food that is later distributed to local food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters. Comfortable shoes (closed-toed shoes with closed-heels) and comfortable work clothes are recommended. At the time I am adding this (3/25/19), there are only 7 openings for this shift. These fill up fast; when there are no more openings I will close the rsvps.
Let's do our part to enhance the purity of the Doan Brook watershed, enjoying the beauty of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens at the same time! This event, hosted by Doan Brook Watershed Partnership, is free and open to all individuals, families, and community groups. Meet near the gazebo at Rockefeller Park Lagoon (near the intersection of MLK and E. 105th St.). Parking is available in the lot near the gazebo or across MLK at the tennis court parking lots (entrance off E. 105th). Our group will be assigned an area to work on, pulling trash and debris from the area of the stream corridor as well as the green areas surrounding it. Gloves, trash bags, and snacks/refreshments are provided. Waterproof boots are recommended, but not required (old shoes will do). Long-handled grabbers are also handy if you have one. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Litter is a persistent problem in our parks and green spaces, where it is both harmful to the environment and unsightly. Additionally, litter such as plastic bags, bottles, food wrappers, styrofoam, and coffee cups that is discarded on our streets can end up in local waterways through storm drains and ultimately end up in Lake Erie, our source of drinking water. I attend this event almost every year. Why? I think it's because of the feeling I get when I see the difference that is made by many like-minded people working together to help the earth, and the sensation of being outdoors in early spring. It's almost therapeutic.
For those who enjoyed helping to clean up Doan Brook last month--and those who missed that one, here's another opportunity: Let's join other northeast Ohio volunteers to clean up the Cuyahoga River Corridor. RiverSweep draws from across the area, students, activists and members of the business community all work together to clean our shared backyard. More details here: http://canalwaypartners.com/events/riversweep/ There will be about 10 cleanup sites. Based on the response from our group, we will be assigned to one of them. What to bring: ~a signed waiver. Please print and sign in advance: http://canalwaypartners.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Riversweep-waiver-2019-2.pdf (Additional waivers will be available at the site.) ~work clothes and shoes or boots ~drinking water (optional) All volunteers will get gloves and bags for litter. The first 700 volunteers will receive a free t-shirt. Those interested may stay for the after party located at Hart Crane Park. Address: 1852 Columbus Rd. (Corner of Merwin and Columbus Rd) by the green lift bridge. Live music, and pizza provided by Sainato's at Rivergate.
This is a repeat event at a different location. We had TONS of fun at this event last time! Join us to help out children in need. https://www.fmsc.org/get-involved/volunteer We will be sorting/Packing food to ship to other countries for FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN [Please see video to better understand the volunteer experience during a MobilePack] https://youtu.be/ech5XOryipM ******************** Please follow the student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer: Grade 10-12: 5 students to 1 adult Grade 7-9: 4 students to 1 adult Grade 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult Grade K-2: 1 student to 1 adult Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history. https://www.fmsc.org/ ** Please note that I understand if your plans change and you are no longer able to attend an event, but if that happens, please update your RSVP or email me to let me know. You may not be allowed to RSVP if you have previously "no-showed" unless you coordinate with me in advance as RSVP space is limited**